GRAMMY Award-winning children's band The Okee Dokee Brothers write bluegrass and folk songs that the whole family can enjoy.Inspired by a shared childhood spent outside, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing of The Okee Dokee Brothers create children's music that encourages the whole family to get into nature. While not actually brothers, Mailander and Lansing cite their lifelong friendship as essential to their songs. Their 2012 album, Can You Canoe?, was written while floating along the Mississippi River and resulted in a 2013 GRAMMY® Award for Best Children's Music Album. Their 2014 release, Through the Woods, was written during a month-long hike along the Appalachian trail. These adventure albums aim to instill in their listeners an appreciation for friendship, teamwork, nature and being present in the moment. Here, the two talk about their lifelong friendship and their commitment to making quality music for children, and sing the title track from Can You Canoe? at The Landing living history museum in Shakopee. Special Thanks: Jefferson Spilman Tom Knisely Three Rivers Park District The Landing at Three Rivers Additional Media: Alex Johnson Photography Jed Anderson Danny Clinch GRAMMY and the gramophone statuette and logos are registered trademarks of The Recording Academy® and are used under license.
Air Date 2/16/14